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Name: WARD, Horatio Nelson Nelson-

Nee: son of Rev. Horatio Nelson Nelson-Ward - rector of Radstock & grandson of Lord Nelson

Birth Date: 31 July 1858 Radstock, Somerset

Death Date: 22 Jan 1923 Nairobi

Last Date: 1923

Profession: Farmer (Farm no. 117, Oaklands Estate)

Area: Nairobi, 1922 Ruiru

Married: In Bradford 28 Feb 1887 Hannah Elizabeth Jane Owens b. 1864 Maidstone, d. 1945 Manchester

Children: Arthur (1889-1962); Adeline (1891-1966); May (1895-1973); Florence (1898); Olive (1900); Edgar (1903-1957); Hilda (1909)

Book Reference: Barnes, Red 25, Hut, Red 22, Leader14, Web, Gazette

General Information:

Leader14 - H. Nelson Ward - Molo Web - The Rev. Horatio Nelson Ward served as rector to Radstock between 1855 until 1888, dying from complications of a chest infection. His middle name was in honour of his naval grandfather, Admiral Lord Nelson, whom he never met on account of his birth date occurring several years after the battle of Trafalgar. The kinship arose through the passionate liaison and infidelity of the admiral with Lady Hamilton, leading to the illegitimate birth of the rector's mother named Horatia, the latter never knowing the identity of her mother. Upon marriage to a clergyman, Horatio was her firstborn. However, the paternity of the rector's mother was fully accepted by the family, who amassed a number of important items once belonging to Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton.
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - Horatio Nelson Nelson Ward, Ruiru
Gazette - 21/2/1923 - Probate and Administration - Horatio Nelson Nelson Ward who died at Nairobi on 22 January 1923
Red 25 - H.N.N. Ward, Ruiru
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery - Nelson Ward, British, age 64, died 22/1/23
Gazette 5 Mar 1919 (position of farm)

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